STOLEN numberplates were used by thieves to take £100 of petrol on Tuesday.
The numberplates were stolen from a blue Ford Fusion in Church Street, North Luffenham, between 4.35pm and 5.15pm.
They were then attached to a blue Peugeot estate car and used to steal petrol from Adams and Sons in Glaston Road, Morcott, at 5.15pm.
The white male driver was wearing a black beanie hat and a camouflage jacket.
Police are looking for witnesses to both crimes and are studying CCTV footage from the petrol station. They expect to be able to release still images of the man at a later date.
Sgt Matt Ditcher, for Rutland police, said: “I would ask for anyone that has seen a blue Peugeot around the North Luffenham area at about this time to come forward and talk to us.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101.
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